Ermagoodness, where does time go? It seems like just yesterday we were carving turkey, and now Valentine’s Day is just a little over a week away. As you know, we’re huge fans of celebrating holidays with around here. Any excuse for a party, right?
Last year I shared this list of 25 Valentine books that kids will love. Most of them are actual Valentine’s Day books. A couple are not specifically about Valentine’s Day, but are about love and friendship, so in my mind they qualify. I’ll be sharing a few more this week, too!
25 Valentine Books Kids Will Love
- Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Love – Pete shares his take on all his favorite famous quotes about living an awesome life filled with love.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Valentine – Alvin, Simon, and Theodore have to find the perfect gifts for perfect gifts for Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor.
- Be My Valentine Amelia Bedelia – Amelia improvises when she loses the class party list. Her literal approach to love and friends is cute.
- A Love Letter from God – this book is written in love letter format and teaches children biblical truths of how God is always thinking about them and loves them
- Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart – Nancy has to follow the clues to find out who her secret Valentine is.
- I Love You Already – Seriously one of the cutest books of the year! Duck just wants Bear to like him, and Bear just wants a peaceful morning to himself.
- Junie B Jones: Mushy Gushy Valentine – Junie is determined to who gave her the mushy gushy Valentine!
- Llama Llama: I Love You – Little Llama shows his love in this cute rhyming story. Llama Llama stories are always a hit!
- Plant a Kiss – Aside from the character sharing a nickname with my daughter, Little Miss, this story about life, kindness, and giving is super cute!
- Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine – This is a cute lift-the-flap book where Splat and his friends want to give Mrs. Wimpydimple something special.
- Little Love Letters from God – This endearing book has eight encouraging letters tucked away in their own lift-the-flap envelopes, one to accompany each of the eight stories about God’s love.
- Stick and Stone – This cute story about friendship has an anti-bullying message, too!
- Happy Valentine’s Day Curious George -My 2yo LOVES Curious George. Add balloons, frosting, glitter, and a little mischief and this fold-out flap book is funny!
- The Berenstain Bears: Valentine Blessings – Brother receives a Valentine from “Sweetie Bear” right before the big hockey game big game against the Beartown Bullies. Will he play his best, or learn an important lesson about love?
- The Day it Rained Hearts – Cornelia Augusta catches the special hearts that rained down, and decides who to give each special one to. Cute, cute, cute!
- I Love You! A Bushel and a Peck – While not the rendition of the rhyme my Mom taught me, this cute story brings back warm memories!
- Love from Paddington – Paddington is now a great movie star, and these letters to his aunt Lucy back in Peru tell about his adventures.
- The Story of Valentine’s Day – this cute board book tells the story of the origin of Valentine’s Day in a way even the little’s can understand.
- Happy Valentine’s Day Charlie Brown – Charlie Brown finally gets the courage to give the Little Red Haired Girl a Valentine!
- God Gave Us Love – This cute, tender, story has Grandpa Bear teaching Little Cub about the different kinds of love. A fast favorite!
- The I Love You Book – Help your kiddos explore unconditional love with this cute book.
- Little People: Valentine’s Day is Here – This lift-the-flap board book has over 40 flaps to lift and find surprises underneath. My daughter loves these!
- Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool – Pete the Cat thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool . . . until he realizes how many special cats there are in his life
- My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves – Who wouldn’t love My Little Pony and a special Valentine?
- Snowy Valentine – Jasper the bunny as he searches the forest valley for a special gift for his loved one. This one is destined to be a classic. Warning, though! Much like the Henny Penny story, there is a portion you may need to gloss over for your littlest one’s.